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Monday, December 30, 2013

Habanita by Molinard c1921

Habanita, the essence of Havana, was launched in 1921 by Molinard.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a rich floral-oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes of bergamot, orange flower and peach
  • Heart notes of rose, jasmine de Grasse and ylang-ylang
  • Base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, oak moss, vetiver, ambergris and leather.


Presented in several different flacons, the most famous being ‘Beauty’ by René Lalique et Cie, a black crystal bottle with a sculptured frieze of caryatids.

Also in a flacon named ‘Diamond’ made by Cristalleries de Baccarat in 1934.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued (date unknown).

In 1988, Habanita was reformulated by Roure and relaunched as a woody oriental fragrance.
Discontinued (date unknown)

In 2005, Habanita was reformulated again with modern ingredients and relaunched as part of Molinard's Molinard Collection 1849.

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